Seattle-based Symetrix is a digital audio signal processing manufacturer, dedicated to commercial audio solutions, from large-scale installations in performance venues and sports to educational establishments. Enhancing its licensing partnership with Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology - fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform - Symetrix has now launched three new products allowing integrators to quickly and easily add extra inputs and outputs to their SymNet systems.
The first, Symetrix xIn 4, is an audio input expander for SymNet Dante-scalable systems featuring four mic/line inputs with +48 VDC phantom power. Likewise, Symetrix xOut 4 is an audio output expander featuring four line outputs, designed to capitalize on the surplus processing power of a SymNet Edge or Radius DSP to bring overall system costs down.
The third new device, Symetrix xIO 4x4, is an audio input/output expander for SymNet systems sporting four mic/line inputs, including +48 DVC phantom power, and four line outputs.
All three devices are configured using SymNet Composer software, thereby eliminating any requirement for hardware DIP switches, front panel menus or third-party software. Featuring the industry-leading performance specifications of SymNet Edge & Radius DSPs, the products come supplied with PoE injectors whilst rack mount and surface mount kits are sold separately.
To ensure seamless configuration of the newly-released devices, Symetrix has also released an update to its SymNet Composer software. Version 4.1 expands on the previously-announced integration of Shure, Audio-Technica, Attero Tech and Stewart Audio products to also include British microphone manufacturer Clockaudio, and its CDT100 mic-to-Dante interface product which has features including LED powering and microphone motor control.
“The new xIn, xOut & xIO options increase a system’s analogue input and/or output channel capacity, resulting in a reduction in overall price per channel,” says Brooke Macomber, Managing Director, Global Sales & Marketing at Symetrix. “Half-rack form factors help integrators conserve rack space. If preferred these devices can be surface-mounted. They bring a further dimension of usability to the SymNet range and strengthen our goal of making integrators’ lives easier.”